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Acting without first reflecting can make things worse. Regularly reviewing how you spend your time will give you insight into how you got to your present state, how to move forward strategically, and how you work best in general.
Make time for quiet reflection or journaling. Think about or write what stresses you, why something isn’t working, or when during the day you’re most productive.
Knowing your inbox isn’t overflowing can save you a lot of mental stress, which helps you focus on more important tasks. You can reduce your message by:
To-do lists tend to accumulate not so important tasks. Try to outsource and automate those you can.
Good automation lets you forget the task. So instead of interrupting the flow of your workday with little tasks, you can concentrate on the high-impact stuff that requires your full focus and attention.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
... you can use on any area of your life, and in fact on your life as a whole:
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
Our brain focuses best in short spurts, so dedicating 25 minutes to one activity, taking a five-minute break, and then resuming that activity or switching to another activity for another 25 minu...
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
... that no longer inspire you. Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.
Your life has moved on—maybe it’s time for the decoration to do the same. Keeping just the items that mean the most to you will help them to shine.
There are certain places in our homes we tend to leave items out for convenience. By leaving these things out, we think we’re saving time and simplifying our lives. That’s the convenience fallacy.
W might save a couple of seconds, but the other 99.9 percent of the time, those items just sit there creating a visual distraction.